So, today is a day for me to dredge the depths of my drawers and closets to unearth art that I haven’t scanned. In addition to 5 pages of Chapter 4 of the Chronicles of Era that had mysteriously never made it into my computer, I found this oldie. From 2005, so it might have been just after I illustrated the first chapter of Era. Not sure, as dates and times for me are hazy at best even on the best of days. But, I do know that when I was creating Era I was trying to challenge myself. I had just read books like Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics”, and I had recognized a deficiency with my backgrounds, perspective and doing complex group shots. I still struggle with these things, and now I add diversity in the distinctiveness of people’s features. As old and as flawed as this page is, I can still see the leaps I had made in attempting to overcome these shortcomings.
This is my first Throw Back Thursday ever.